From rising temperature’s topping over 40 degree’s to heavy torrential rainfall.
At around 2pm Saturday afternoon, Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm warnings for Toronto as well as portions of Southern Ontario.
Alongside wind gusts nearing 100 km/h, several areas east of Toronto experienced small tornadoes.
Port Perry was the first to be effected by the weather.
Reports now indicate that system is moving east towards Peterborough and down towards Lake Ontario.
Toronto Hydro also reporting power outages North of the city.
An outage near highway 401 and Kipling Avenue has left close to a thousand residents without power.
Power is expected to be restored to that area by 4 pm.
Another major hazard with this weather system is fallen tree branches.
Reports of debris from fallen branches are coming in from all across the city.
Authorities are urging residents to remain indoors for the time being.